Assistant Accounting Manager

University of Idaho
February 04, 2023
Offerd Salary:$70,000
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number SP003730P

Position Title Assistant Accounting Manager Location Moscow Division/College Finance & Administration Department Accounts Receivable FLSA Status Overtime Exempt Employee Category Exempt Pay Range $70,000 annually or higher depending on experience Type of Appointment Fiscal Year FTE


Full Time/Part Time Full Time Position Overview

The position oversees, manages and/or supervises the operation of assigned areas or teams involved with various accounting functions; maintains and monitors effective internal controls to ensure accurate financial information, safeguards University assets, and complies with regulations, accounting standards, and University policy; approves, develops, and/or implements methods, procedures, controls, systems, and standards for efficient, effective, timely and accurate operations; conducts general analysis and recommends and implements policy and procedures to improve related accounting and administrative functions; performs a variety of complex accounting functions.

Duties may include:

  • Plan, direct, organize and schedule the activities of one or more specialized accounting functions
  • Analyze, develop and document accounting and cost procedures and controls related to assigned tasks
  • Research, interpret and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and University policies; prepare or review require returns or reports
  • Report information to federal, state and external auditors on various procedures
  • Prepare and/or direct the preparation of special statistical reports, detailed cost accounting information, surveys or analyses of a complex and difficult nature for management
  • Provide internal/external training both orally and in writing on accounting systems, procedures and practices
  • Interpret accounting data, analyze reports and recommend and/or initiate actions to be taken
  • Oversee daily activities of the unit, review and approve transactions, deposits, etc.
  • Oversee implemented changes in office operations and process automation
  • Implement new customer service initiatives based on management's direction
  • Compose a variety of correspondence and take necessary action to resolve problems or discrepancies
  • Analyze and review customer accounts concerning balances, charges, fees and adjustments
  • May be charged with making decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Unit Overview

    The Student Accounts Office coordinates charges, billing, and collections for student accounts including:

  • Tuition and Fee charges
  • Room, Meals and Family Housing charges
  • Student Health Center, Library Over Dues, Parking Tickets and other miscellaneous charges
  • Processing Payments
  • Administrating Payment Plans
  • Distributing Financial Aid refunds
  • Assisting students who have third party sponsors
  • Funding A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy. Uncertain Internal Posting?

    Position Responsibilities

    Key Accountability Manage administrative processes by:

    Job Duties

  • Interpreting and applying state, federal, and University regulations or policies

  • Planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating ongoing processes and special projects in order to ever improve workflow and customer service

  • Exercising independent judgment by compiling, developing and summarizing material for reports on a frequent recurring basis. Analyzing information, identifying problems and defining alternatives or recommendations for management

  • Assisting the Manager in development of strategic initiatives and new policies and procedures

  • Initiating and maintaining communications with University community, outside agencies and individuals regarding departmental activity and ensuring the security of information per University policy and federal guidelines

  • Reviewing and approving Banner AR transactions for compliance and internal control, approving departmental expenditures, ensuring all entries are posted timely and correctly to the general ledger

  • Key Accountability Manage office personnel by:

    Job Duties

  • Supervising cashiers, customer service assistants, student help, and intermittent hourly staff

  • Coordinating workflow, monitoring productivity, and scheduling staff

  • Setting work priorities and providing direction to staff

  • Providing technical expertise and advice to direct reports

  • Evaluating employee performance and monitoring employees progress towards established goals

  • Coordinating search committees, participating in the hiring process, and training of staff

  • Key Accountability Manage technology support for Accounts Receivable/Cashiers & University Departments by:

    Job Duties

  • Coordinating departmental system requirements and activities with ITS

  • Analyzing reporting, information, and technical needs of the department and implement solutions to meet needs

  • Providing ongoing AR training when necessary

  • Key Accountability Support overall operation of the Accounts Receivable office by:

    Job Duties

  • Serving as an Accounts Receivable representative at various committee and group meetings

  • Collaborating with administrative staff, faculty and management on cross functional roles and missions in order to provide professional assistance and advice

  • Providing support to other areas when necessary

  • Actively pursue training and professional development

  • Performing other duties as assigned

  • Position Qualifications

    Required Experience

  • Three years of professional accounting-related experience
  • One year of experience in support of activities closely related to the accounting functions they will be managing
  • Required Education

  • Completion of at least one college-level accounting course
  • Required Licensures, Certifications or other Additional Preferred

  • CPA, CMA, CGFM or other relevant certification
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or equivalent OR a Master's degree in accounting
  • Some government fund accounting experience
  • Experience in a customer service / support role
  • Experience supervising the work of others or completion of related management/leadership training
  • Experience working in a college or university business office or financial aid office
  • Experience with Banner
  • Knowledge of federal and state banking laws and regulations
  • Ability to interpret complex laws and regulations and formulate policies and procedures that are compliant
  • Physical Requirements Working Conditions

  • Office Setting
  • Degree Requirement Listed degree qualification is required at time of hire

    Posting Information

    Posting Date 01/03/2023

    Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    Applications received by February 4, 2023 will receive first consideration.

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    Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

    EEO Statement

    The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Qualification
  • Optional Documents

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